Chelsea Bus Cannot Be Fixed by AA; Defensive Blues Mocked After Atletico Loss

Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterMay 1, 2014

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 08:  (Editors Note: This image was taken with a smartphone) Chelsea fans greet  the Chelsea team bus prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge on March 8, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
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Chelsea bowed out of the Champions League after a 3-1 defeat to Atletico Madrid at Stamford Bridge in the semi-final second leg—and the damage apparently done to the so-called Chelsea bus was too much for even roadside assistance firm the AA:

@sinstercowbomb @AnfieldIndex We'll try and help but it may be beyond repair.

— The AA (@TheAA_Help) May 1, 2014

Jose Mourinho has set up the Blues defensively in many of their big games—with plenty of success. They beat Manchester City home and away in the Premier League, while their 2-0 victory away at Anfield on Sunday was the perfect example of the tactics working.

On Wednesday, it looked as if the plan was for more of the same, with six recognised defenders named in the Chelsea team.

But on this occasion the wheels came off and even the AA couldn't help (and not just because the bus is metaphorical).

[H/T our friends @AnfieldIndex]